A Small Survey at GHC: What Companies are Doing to Enable the Success of Women in Their Workforce

November 19, 2014

I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (GHC) for the first time in 2014. I came on behalf of my employer, Rackspace, as part of a large team hoping to recruit talented women from our booth at the Exhibition Hall. As a software development team lead, and leader of the San Francisco office’s summer internship program, I’ve been to many university career fairs. None prepared me for the incredible size of GHC’s Exhibition Hall, which was packed for the full 3 days it was open.

Unconscious Bias, When Women Stopped Coding, Support System for Minority Women, Going Beyond the Numbers, STEM Paradoxes

November 5, 2014

Unconscious Bias

A recent article from Fast Company written by Howard Ross covered the topic of Unconscious Bias. Ross wrote, “How can we hire, retain, and develop the best people and make the best decisions in running our organizations if we are not even aware of the forces that dominate the choices we make?” Ross acknowledged that while it may be impossible to completely eliminate bias, “there are things that we can do to mitigate the impact of biases on our organizational decision-making.”

The People Behind the Harrold and Notkin Award

October 20, 2014

Nominations for the 2015 Harrold and Notkin Research and Graduate Mentoring Award are open through November 3rd, 2014. Read on to learn more about the award and the inspirational people for whom it was named. Nominate someone today.

Colorado Technology Association Women in Tech Conference, Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Pacesetters Expansion, Made With Code

July 8, 2014

NCWIT at the Colorado Technology Association Women in Tech Conference

NCWIT Social Science Advisory Board Did You Know: NCWIT’s work and resources were represented at Women in Tech Conference presented by the Colorado Technology Association?